Mountainfilm on Tour – dZi Foundation benefit

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The 3rd Annual Mountainfilm on Tour

December 11 
7:00 PM @ The Ellen Theatre

A collection of culturally rich, incredibly inspiring films curated from the Mountainfilm Festival held each Labor Day week-end in Telluride, CO. Curated and emceed by dZi Foundaton President Jim Nowak. A portion of the proceeds benefits the dZi Foundation.

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The Bozeman Film Society partners with dZi Foundation for the 3rd year to host the tour at the Ellen Theatre 7:00 PM on Wednesday, Dec. 11th with films that will explore the themes connected to the Mountainfilm mission: using the power of film, art,  and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Mountainfilm presenter, Jim Nowak, President and Co-Founder of dZi Foundation, will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects.

Program: TBA

Mountainfilm Festival

Mountainfilm began in 1979 and is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The festival is best described by one word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on contemporary issues, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.To learn more about the festival, visit

dZi Foundation

The dZi Foundation works in partnership with remote communities in Nepal to create lasting improvements in life. The Ridgway, CO-based non-profit, founded in 1998 by longtime mountaineers Jim Nowak and Reynolds, accomplishes their mission through implementing community-driven programs that improve public facilities, public health, income levels, and educational opportunities while preserving community unity, the natural environment, and indigenous cultures. The dZi Foundation is an official non-profit sponsor of Mountainfilm and has a prestigious 4-Star rating by Charity Navigator.

Mountainfilm for Students

Whenever and wherever Mountainfilm is on tour, the aim is to educate and inspire beyond our theater audiences. Mountainfilm for Students is a free educational outreach initiative that introduces students in K-12 public schools to essential environmental, cultural and social issues with age-appropriate film programs. Mountainfilm currently reaches over 20,000 students each year. Click to learn more about Mountainfilm for Students.